We have previously used our little corner of “The Cloud” to blog about the unintended consequences that often present themselves when local governments respond to (already illegal) bribery scandals with increased pay-to-play legislation.
It just wouldn’t be right to have a pay to play blog and not post a comment about recent developments in the grand daddy of all pay to play trials: United States v. Blagojevich. According to recent AP reports, the Governor’s former top aid testified today that it was concern over Illinois’ recent pay to play… Continue Reading
It seems as if the rancor over “pay-to-play” reaches a fever pitch once every few years. In years past, “pay-to-play” scandals have rocked state houses in New Jersey, Connecticut, and South Carolina, just to name a few. Inevitably, such scandal leads to a public outcry for legislation to address the inappropriate and illegal activities that weaken the… Continue Reading